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Mortal Engines

Release Date: December 14th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event destroyed civilization, mysterious young Hester Shaw emerges as the only one who can stop the city of London -- now a giant predator on wheels -- from devouring everything in its path. Feral and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae , Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang

Director: Christian Rivers

Genres: Science fiction , Action , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Silvertongue Films, WingNut Films, Scholastic Entertainment Inc., Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: London , Survival , Intense , Small town , Spirited , Rescue , Underdog , Escape , Quest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Brian TruittUSA Today

    Unfortunately, there’s not much room left for fleshed-out personalities or narrative depth, making the whiz-bang wonder often feel too empty. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    In short, it's a long-arc revenge tale fitted out with very elaborate effects, courtesy of Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films, and characters that are moderately decent company but hardly compelling. show more

  • 86
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    It’s an overpowering world of steampunk delights, almost Miyazakian in its presentation. It’s hard to complain about a path being well-worn when all the sights will make your eyes pop. show more

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